Brussels sprouts, approx. 4+ heads
1/4 lb bacon
shichimi or togarashi spice
Slice garlic and fry in oil until it starts to brown. Cut the Brussels sprouts into quarters, so that the roots stay intact. Boil water in a large pot with some salt. When it’s boiling, put your brussels sprouts in to blanch. When they turn bright green, remove from water and immediately put them in an ice bath. While the brussels sprouts are boiling and sitting in the ice bath, cook up the bacon. Once cooled, crumble. Coat a frying pan in olive oil and put 1 tablespoon of butter in. Toss your brussels sprouts in and turn the heat up to high. Let them brown. Add the bacon. Add in the ponzu and soy dashi (or whatever you’re using). The pan will probably start sizzling when you add them in. Use as much or as little as you like. Let the liquid reduce as much as you want. Top with the shichimi/togarashi, fried garlic, and bonito flakes.
bacon recipe courtesy of: We are not Martha, February 4, 2010